Senior Market Analyst - Beauty and Personal Care, Japan

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Mintel is a global market intelligence company, headquartered in London, UK. We work with the world’s most renowned consumer packaged goods companies and their suppliers. Building on its success, Mintel is expanding the Japanese beauty, personal care team.

We are looking for an ambitious beauty and personal care senior analyst to work with a growing team in Japan and also interact with our global team. This opportunity will offer you the chance to develop your own expertise on the Japanese Beauty and Personal Care sectors, whilst giving you the opportunity to interact and influence of the world’s largest consumer brands, marketing and advertising agencies.


Job Description

Deliver insight, analysis and forecasts at the category and broader consumer level through monthly analysis delivered to our clients through the Mintel BPC online platform


The responsibilities of this position include:

  • Identifying and predicting white space opportunities and industry trends for brands and manufacturers through written analysis (published on a syndicated research website) covering:
  • Emerging ingredient, product, and marketing trends in the Japanese BPC industry
  • Consumer needs and the opportunities they offer to manufacturers, suppliers and brands
  • Brand and retailer strategies
  • Interacting with major Beauty & Personal Care industry players
  • Regularly speak with clients on global and regional trends and product development ideas
  • Develop and conduct on-site and over-the-phone client presentations, as well as emailed deliverables, in response to client requests, covering market and product insights and trends
  • Representing Mintel as an industry expert at tradeshows and with press
  • Present at tradeshows, conferences and professional events
  • Respond to journalists and other media requests


Candidate requirements

  • At least five years of knowledge and experience gained from working client-side or in the industry sectors: beauty and personal care, retail, and consumer trends
  • Ability to analyze multiple sets of data and write concise, insightful analysis
  • Ability to think creatively when analyzing and presenting data
  • Ability to interact and engage with clients and media
  • Experience collaborating and communicating with cross-functional teams and internal stakeholders
  • Additional experience in Household categories also welcome
  • Ability to travel


The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Sensitive and observant of micro BPC industry trends with knowledge of consumer markets
  • In-depth experience in the Japanese Beauty industry and a confidence to combine that knowledge with strong data analysis skills to make future trend forecasts
  • Experience with new product development, competitive intelligence, brand development, and consumer research and trends
  • A talent for seeing the patterns behind data and understanding what these patterns might mean for consumers and the companies serving those consumers
  • Good organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Strong willingness to communicate and work with different departments, with good communication and team working skills
  • Demonstrated presentation skills for large audiences and individual clients
  • Written and spoken Japanese and English to business level
  • University degree
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